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Awardee:REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Doing Business As Name:University of Idaho
PD/PI:
  • Peter Goodwin
  • (208) 364-6183
  • pgoodwin@uidaho.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Nancy F Glenn
Award Date:09/04/2008
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 15,000,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 15,000,000
  • FY 2012=$3,000,000
  • FY 2009=$3,000,000
  • FY 2008=$3,000,000
  • FY 2010=$3,000,000
  • FY 2011=$3,000,000
Start Date:09/01/2008
End Date:12/31/2013
Transaction Type: Cooperative Agreements
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.083
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Idaho Research Infrastructure Improvement: Water Resources in a Changing Climate
Federal Award ID Number:0814387
DUNS ID:075746271
Parent DUNS ID:075746271
Program:EPSCoR Research Infrastructure

Awardee Location

Street:Office of Sponsored Programs
City:MOSCOW
State:ID
ZIP:83844-3020
County:Moscow
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Idaho
Street:Office of Sponsored Programs
City:MOSCOW
State:ID
ZIP:83844-3020
County:Moscow
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

Abstract Proposal Number: EPS-0814387 Proposal Title: Idaho Research Infrastructure Improvement: Water Resources in a Changing Climate Institution: University of Idaho Goals: This five-year Research Infrastructure Improvement award will significantly expand the statewide research infrastructure for understanding the effects of climate change on water resources in the region and the impact of these effects on ecological, human, and economic systems. This RII project aims to fill a critical niche in hydrology by understanding the nexus between surface flow and groundwater; supporting field studies on a highly managed river system and a relatively unmanaged system; and developing a more complete understanding of how climate change will impact the Western U.S. across multiple watersheds. To do this, capacity will be developed in three areas: 1) hydroclimatology to improve modeling of water resources affected by climate change; 2) integration of hydrology and economic modeling of water resources in the Snake River basin (highly managed river system); and 3) integration of hydrology and ecological change in the Salmon River basin (unmanaged river system). Battelle?s comprehensive analysis of Idaho?s core competencies identified ecological health as an area with high potential for tying its academic research strengths to commercial applications. The research theme of this award directly supports the Ecological Health Technology Platform. Project Major Foci: The core research focus is the impact of climate change on human and ecologic systems at small to intermediate-sized watersheds. During the first three years of the award, the project will concentrate on hydrologic modeling of the Snake and Salmon basins. Output from the models will be used in the later years of the project to determine the effects of climate change on resources in Idaho. Probabilistic techniques, such as Bayesian network modeling, will be used to derive probability distributions for water supply options and reliability under various scenarios. Results from all studies will be used to populate a web-based decision support system that integrates internet-mapping technologies with Bayesian networks to quantify the impact of climate change on water supply and demand. Intellectual Merit The Intellectual Merit lies in the creation of a cohesive team of researchers in climate change and water resources, who will perform modeling of surface and groundwater connections in managed river systems; will enhance the understanding of how climate change impacts may be buffered through effective utilization of groundwater; and will provide key data to clarify economic ramifications of climate change. Broader Impacts The understanding of the effects of climate change on water resources could enhance planning regarding water resources in Idaho as well as the western region of the U. S. A range of experimental learning programs for secondary students and teachers, designed to enhance STEM education in the state, particularly the Native American and Hispanic populations, will bring the excitement of science to the classrooms. Outreach and diversity investments will provide sustainable experimental learning programs for 1,750 secondary students and teachers.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Sridhar, Venkataramana; Jin, Xin; Jaksa, W. T. A. "Explaining the hydroclimatic variability and change in the Salmon River basin" CLIMATE DYNAMICS, v.40, 2013, p.1921-1937.

Smith, AMS; Eitel, JUH; Hudak, AT "Spectral analysis of charcoal on soils: implications for wildland fire severity mapping methods" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, v.19, 2010, p.976. doi:10.1071/WF0905  View record at Web of Science

Jaksa, W. Thilini; Sridhar, Venkataramana; Huntington, Justin L.; Khanal, Mandar "Evaluation of the Complementary Relationship Using Noah Land Surface Model and North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) Data to Estimate Evapotranspiration in Semiarid Ecosystems" JOURNAL OF HYDROMETEOROLOGY, v.14, 2013, p.345-359.

Holden, ZA; Morgan, P; Smith, AMS; Vierling, L "Beyond Landsat: a comparison of four satellite sensors for detecting burn severity in ponderosa pine forests of the Gila Wilderness, NM, USA" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, v.19, 2010, p.449. doi:10.1071/WF0710  View record at Web of Science

Ryu, Jae H.; Contor, Bryce; Johnson, Gary; Allen, Richard; Tracy, John "System Dynamics to Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Under Water Supply Uncertainty" JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION, v.48, 2012, p.1204-1220.

Panda, SS; Panigrahi, S; Ames, DP "CROP YIELD FORECASTING FROM REMOTELY SENSED AERIAL IMAGES WITH SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS" TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE, v.53, 2010, p.323. View record at Web of Science

Pocas, Isabel; Cunha, Mario; Pereira, Luis S.; Allen, Richard G. "Using remote sensing energy balance and evapotranspiration to characterize montane landscape vegetation with focus on grass and pasture lands" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION, v.21, 2013, p.159-172.

Marcarelli, AM; Van Kirk, RW; Baxter, CV "Predicting effects of hydrologic alteration and climate change on ecosystem metabolism in a western U.S. river" ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, v.20, 2010, p.2081. View record at Web of Science

Mitchell, Jessica J.; Glenn, Nancy F.; Sankey, Temuulen T.; Derryberry, DeWayne R.; Germino, Matthew J. "Remote sensing of sagebrush canopy nitrogen" REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, v.124, 2012, p.217-223.

Eiriksson, David; Whitson, Michael; Luce, Charles H.; Marshall, Hans Peter; Bradford, John; Benner, Shawn G.; Black, Thomas; Hetrick, Hank; McNamara, James P. "An evaluation of the hydrologic relevance of lateral flow in snow at hillslope and catchment scales" HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, v.27, 2013, p.640-654.

de Graaff, Marie-Anne; Six, Johan; Jastrow, Julie D.; Schadt, Christopher W.; Wullschleger, Stan D. "Variation in root architecture among switchgrass cultivars impacts root decomposition rates" SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY, v.58, 2013, p.198-206.

Anderegg, Leander D. L.; Anderegg, William R. L.; Abatzoglou, John; Hausladen, Alexandra M.; Berry, Joseph A. "Drought characteristics' role in widespread aspen forest mortality across Colorado, USA" GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, v.19, 2013, p.1526-1537.

Favors, James E.; Abatzoglou, John T. "Regional Surges of Monsoonal Moisture into the Southwestern United States" MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW, v.141, 2013, p.182-191.

Dobrowski, Solomon Z.; Abatzoglou, John; Swanson, Alan K.; Greenberg, Jonathan A.; Mynsberge, Alison R.; Holden, Zachary A.; Schwartz, Michael K. "The climate velocity of the contiguous United States during the 20th century" GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, v.19, 2013, p.241-251.

Malison, RL; Baxter, CV "Effects of wildfire of varying severity on benthic stream insect assemblages and emergence" JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN BENTHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, v.29, 2010, p.1324. doi:10.1899/09-022.  View record at Web of Science

Mineau, Madeleine M.; Baxter, Colden V.; Marcarelli, Amy M.; Minshall, G. Wayne "An invasive riparian tree reduces stream ecosystem efficiency via a recalcitrant organic matter subsidy" ECOLOGY, v.93, 2012, p.1501-1508.

Smith, A.M.S., Tinkham, W.T., Roy, D.P., Boschetti, L., Kumar, S., Sparks, A.M., Kremens, R.L., and Falkowski, M.J. "Quantification of fuel moisture effects on biomass consumed derived from fire radiative energy retrievals" Geophysical Research Letters, v.40, 2013, p.6298. doi:10.1002/2013GL058232 

Hyde, Joshua C.; Smith, Alistair M. S.; Ottmar, Roger D. "Properties affecting the consumption of sound and rotten coarse woody debris in northern Idaho: a preliminary investigation using laboratory fires" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, v.21, 2012, p.596-608.

Dunham, J; Baxter, C; Fausch, K; Fredenberg, W; Kitano, S; Koizumi, I; Morita, K; Nakamura, T; Rieman, B; Savvaitova, K; Stanford, J; Taylor, E; Yamamoto, S "Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation of Dolly Varden, White-spotted Char, and Bull Trout" FISHERIES, v.33, 2008, p.537. View record at Web of Science

Benjamin, JR; Baxter, CV "Do Nonnative Salmonines Exhibit Greater Density and Production than the Natives They Replace? A Comparison of Nonnative Brook Trout with Native Cutthroat Trout" TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY, v.139, 2010, p.641. doi:10.1577/T09-102.  View record at Web of Science

Lepori, Fabio; Benjamin, Joseph R.; Fausch, Kurt D.; Baxter, Colden V. "Are invasive and native trout functionally equivalent predators? Results and lessons from a field experiment" AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS, v.22, 2012, p.787-798.

Frazier, T., M. Walker, A. Kumara "Opportunities and constraints to hazard mitigation planning" Applied Geography, v.40, 2013, p.52.

Jensen, JLR; Humes, KS; Vierling, LA; Hudak, AT "Discrete return lidar-based prediction of leaf area index in two conifer forests" REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, v.112, 2008, p.3947. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.07.00  View record at Web of Science

Caamano, D; Goodwin, P; Buffington, JM; Liou, JCP; Daley-Laursen, S "Unifying Criterion for the Velocity Reversal Hypothesis in Gravel-Bed Rivers" JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE, v.135, 2009, p.66. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2009)135:1(66  View record at Web of Science

Caamano, D; Goodwin, P; Buffington, JM "Flow structure through pool-riffle sequences and a conceptual model for their sustainability in gravel-bed rivers" RIVER RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS, v.28, 2012, p.377. doi:10.1002/rra.146  View record at Web of Science

Tang, C., BT Crosby, JM Wheaton, and TC Piechota "Assessing streamflow sensitivity to temperature increases in the Salmon River Basin, Idaho" Global and Planetary Change, v.88-89, 2010, p.32.

Abatzoglou, J.T., and T.J. Brown "A Comparison of Statistical Downscaling Methods Suited for Wildfire Applications" International Journal of Climatology, v.32(5), 2012, p.772. doi:doi:10.1002/joc.2312 

Wilcox, BP; Turnbull, L; Young, MH; Williams, CJ; Ravi, S; Seyfried, MS; Bowling, DR; Scott, RL; Germino, MJ; Caldwell, TG; Wainwright, J "Invasion of shrublands by exotic grasses: ecohydrological consequences in cold versus warm deserts" ECOHYDROLOGY, v.5, 2012, p.160. doi:10.1002/eco.24  View record at Web of Science

Abatzoglou, JT; Kolden, CA "Relative importance of weather and climate on wildfire growth in interior Alaska" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, v.20, 2011, p.479. doi:10.1071/WF1004  View record at Web of Science

Hamann, E.J. and Kennedy, B.P. "The effects of juvenile dispersal on straying in a migratory population" Ecology, v.93(4), 2012, p.733-7410.

Cobourn, K.M., and N.F. Crescenti "The Implications of Surfaceâ??Ground Water Hydrology for Optimal Conjunctive Management" Western Economics Forum, v.10(2), 2012, p.50.

Anderson, M.C., R.G. Allen, A. Morse, and W.P. Kustas "Use of Landsat Thermal Imagery in Monitoring Evapotranspiration and Managing Water Resources" Remote Sensing of Environment, v., 2012, p..

Healey_, N.C., A. Irmak, T.J. Arkebauer, D.P. Billesbach, J.D. Lenters, K.G. Hubbard, R.G. Allen, J. Kjaersgaard "Remote Sensing and In Situ-Based Estimates of Evapotranspiration for Subirrigated Meadow, Dry Valley, and Upland Dune Ecosystems in the Semi-arid Sand Hills of Nebraska, USA" Irrigation and Drainage Systems, v.25(3), 2011, p.151.

Harper, E.B*., J.C. Stella, and A.K. Fremier "Using ecologically meaningful sensitivity analyses to quantify complex model uncertainty: A case study of Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) population dynamics" Ecological Applications, v.21, 2011, p.1225.

Pierce, J.L., Meyer, G.A., and Rittenour, T "Terrace records of incision, aggradation, and relationships between hillslope erosion and main channel processes" Quaternary Science Review, v.30, 2011, p.628.

Benjamin, J.R. and C.V. Baxter "Is a trout a trout? A range-wide comparison shows nonnative brook trout exhibit greater density, biomass, and production than native inland cutthroat trout" Biological Invasions, v., 2012, p..

Gallo, E.L. P.D. Brooks, K.A. Lohse, J.E.T. McLain "Temporal patterns of discharge and runoff solution chemistry in semi-arid urban catchments" Hydrological Processes, v., 2012, p.. doi:DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9199 

Hernandez J.E., Gowda P.H., Howell T.A., Steiner J.L., Mojarro F., Núñez E.P., and �vila J.R. "Modeling groundwater levels on the Calera Aquifer Region In Central México Using MODFLOW" Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, v.2(1), 2012, p.52.

Jin, X., V. Sridhar "Impacts of climate change on hydrology and water resources in the Boise and Spokane River Basins" Journal of American Water Resources Association, v., 2012, p.1-25. doi:doi/10.1111/j.1752- 1688.2011.00605.x 

Hoover A, Germino MJ "A Common-Garden Study of Resource-Island Effects on a Native and an Exotic, Annual Grass After Fire" Rangeland Ecology and Management, v., 2012, p.. doi:doi: 10.2111/REM-D-11-00026.1 

Abatzoglou, J.T. "Development of gridded surface meteorological data for ecological applications and modeling" International Journal of Climatology, v., 2012, p.. doi:doi: 10.1002/joc.3413 

Rosa, RD; Paredes, P; Rodrigues, GC; Alves, I; Fernando, RM; Pereira, LS; Allen, RG "Implementing the dual crop coefficient approach in interactive software. 1. Background and computational strategy" AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, v.103, 2012, p.8. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2011.10.01  View record at Web of Science

Rosa, RD; Paredes, P; Rodrigues, GC; Fernando, RM; Alves, I; Pereira, LS; Allen, RG "Implementing the dual crop coefficient approach in interactive software: 2. Model testing" AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, v.103, 2012, p.62. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2011.10.01  View record at Web of Science

Sridhar, V; Nayak, A "Implications of climate-driven variability and trends for the hydrologic assessment of the reynolds creek experimental watershed, Idaho" Journal of Hydrology, v.385, 2010, p.183.

Allen, R; Irmak, A; Trezza, R; Hendrickx, JMH; Bastiaanssen, W; Kjaersgaard, J "Satellite-based ET estimation in agriculture using SEBAL and METRIC" HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, v.25, 2011, p.4011. doi:10.1002/hyp.840  View record at Web of Science

Bright, B. C.; Hicke, J. A.; Hudak, A. T. "Landscape-scale analysis of aboveground tree carbon stocks affected by mountain pine beetles in Idaho" ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, v.7, 2012, p..

Kunkel, ML; Flores, AN; Smith, TJ; McNamara, JP; Benner, SG "A simplified approach for estimating soil carbon and nitrogen stocks in semi-arid complex terrain" GEODERMA, v.165, 2011, p.1. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.06.01  View record at Web of Science

Jensen, JLR; Humes, KS; Hudak, AT; Vierling, LA; Delmelle, E "Evaluation of the MODIS LAI product using independent lidar-derived LAI: A case study in mixed conifer forest" REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, v.115, 2011, p.3625. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.08.02  View record at Web of Science

Thoma, MJ; McNamara, JP; Gribb, MM; Benner, SG "Seasonal recharge components in an urban/agricultural mountain front aquifer system using noble gas thermometry" JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, v.409, 2011, p.118. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.08.00  View record at Web of Science

Lance, MJ; Baxter, CV "Abundance, Production, and Tissue Composition of Mountain Whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni) in a Central Idaho Wilderness Stream" NORTHWEST SCIENCE, v.85, 2011, p.445. View record at Web of Science

Carlson, MA; Lohse, KA; McIntosh, JC; McLain, JET "Impacts of urbanization on groundwater quality and recharge in a semi-arid alluvial basin" JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, v.409, 2011, p.196. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.08.02  View record at Web of Science

Cromwell, KJ; Kennedy, BP "Diel distribution, behaviour and consumption of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in a Wilderness stream" ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER FISH, v.20, 2011, p.421. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0633.2011.00512.  View record at Web of Science

Bellmore, JR; Baxter, CV; Ray, AM; Denny, L; Tardy, K; Galloway, E "Assessing the Potential for Salmon Recovery via Floodplain Restoration: A Multitrophic Level Comparison of Dredge-Mined to Reference Segments" ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, v.49, 2012, p.734. doi:10.1007/s00267-012-9813-  View record at Web of Science

Benjamin, JR; Fausch, KD; Baxter, CV "Species replacement by a nonnative salmonid alters ecosystem function by reducing prey subsidies that support riparian spiders" OECOLOGIA, v.167, 2011, p.503. doi:10.1007/s00442-011-2000-  View record at Web of Science

Abatzoglou, JT; Kolden, CA "Climate Change in Western US Deserts: Potential for Increased Wildfire and Invasive Annual Grasses" RANGELAND ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT, v.64, 2011, p.471. doi:10.2111/REM-D-09-00151.  View record at Web of Science

Tinkham, WT; Smith, AMS; Hoffman, C; Hudak, AT; Falkowski, MJ; Swanson, ME; Gessler, PE "Investigating the influence of LiDAR ground surface errors on the utility of derived forest inventories" CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH-REVUE CANADIENNE DE RECHERCHE FORESTIERE, v.42, 2012, p.413. doi:10.1139/X11-19  View record at Web of Science

Poulos, MJ; Pierce, JL; Flores, AN; Benner, SG "Hillslope asymmetry maps reveal widespread, multi-scale organization" GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, v.39, 2012, p.. doi:10.1029/2012GL05128  View record at Web of Science

Dobrowski, SZ; Crimmins, SM; Greenberg, JA; Abatzoglou, JT; Mynsberge, AR "Response to Comments on "Changes in Climatic Water Balance Drive Downhill Shifts in Plant Species' Optimum Elevations"" SCIENCE, v.334, 2011, p.. doi:10.1126/science.120502  View record at Web of Science

Smith, TJ; McNamara, JP; Flores, AN; Gribb, MM; Aishlin, PS; Benner, SG "Small soil storage capacity limits benefit of winter snowpack to upland vegetation" HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, v.25, 2011, p.3858. doi:10.1002/hyp.834  View record at Web of Science

Hasselquist, NJ; Germino, MJ; Sankey, JB; Ingram, LJ; Glenn, NF "Aeolian nutrient fluxes following wildfire in sagebrush steppe: implications for soil carbon storage" BIOGEOSCIENCES, v.8, 2011, p.3649. doi:10.5194/bg-8-3649-201  View record at Web of Science

Homan, JW; Luce, CH; McNamara, JP; Glenn, NF "Improvement of distributed snowmelt energy balance modeling with MODIS-based NDSI-derived fractional snow-covered area data" HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, v.25, 2011, p.650. doi:10.1002/hyp.785  View record at Web of Science

Debinski, DM; Wickham, H; Kindscher, K; Caruthers, JC; Germino, M "Montane meadow change during drought varies with background hydrologic regime and plant functional group" ECOLOGY, v.91, 2010, p.1672. View record at Web of Science

Nielsen-Pincus, M; Goldberg, CS; Pocewicz, A; Force, JE; Waits, LP; Morgan, P; Vierling, L "Predicted effects of residential development on a northern Idaho landscape under alternative growth management and land protection policies" LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, v.94, 2010, p.255. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2009.10.01  View record at Web of Science

Sankey, JB; Eitel, JUH; Glenn, NF; Germino, MJ; Vierling, LA "Quantifying relationships of burning, roughness, and potential dust emission with laser altimetry of soil surfaces at submeter scales" GEOMORPHOLOGY, v.135, 2011, p.181. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.08.01  View record at Web of Science

Ryu, JH; Lee, JH; Jeong, S; Park, SK; Han, K "The impacts of climate change on local hydrology and low flow frequency in the Geum River Basin, Korea" HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, v.25, 2011, p.3437. doi:10.1002/hyp.807  View record at Web of Science

Frederiksen, HD; Allen, RG "A common basis for analysis, evaluation and comparison of offstream water uses" WATER INTERNATIONAL, v.36, 2011, p.266. doi:10.1080/02508060.2011.58044  View record at Web of Science

Allen, RG "Skin layer evaporation to account for small precipitation events-An enhancement to the FAO-56 evaporation model" AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, v.99, 2011, p.8. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2011.08.00  View record at Web of Science

Allen, RG; Pereira, LS; Howell, TA; Jensen, ME "Evapotranspiration information reporting: I. Factors governing measurement accuracy" AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, v.98, 2011, p.899. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.12.01  View record at Web of Science

Allen, RG; Pereira, LS; Howell, TA; Jensen, ME "Evapotranspiration information reporting: II. Recommended documentation" AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, v.98, 2011, p.921. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.12.01  View record at Web of Science

Hoekema, DJ; Sridhar, V "Relating climatic attributes and water resources allocation: A study using surface water supply and soil moisture indices in the Snake River basin, Idaho" WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, v.47, 2011, p.. doi:10.1029/2010WR00969  View record at Web of Science

Streutker, DR; Glenn, NF; Shrestha, R "A Slope-based Method for Matching Elevation Surfaces" PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ENGINEERING AND REMOTE SENSING, v.77, 2011, p.743. View record at Web of Science

Garrity, Steve R; Eitel, Jan UH; Vierling, Lee "Disentangling the relationships between plant pigments and the photochemical reflectance index reveals a new approach for remote estimation of carotenoid content" Remote Sensing of Environment, v.115, 2011, p.628-635.

Marcarelli, AM; Baxter, CV; Mineau, MM; Hall, RO "Quantity and quality: unifying food web and ecosystem perspectives on the role of resource subsidies in freshwaters" ECOLOGY, v.92, 2011, p.1215. View record at Web of Science

Eitel, Jan U.H; Vierling, Lee A; Long, Dan S. "Simultaneous measurements of plant structure and chlorophyll content in broadleaf saplings with a terrestrial laser scanner" Remote Sensing of Environment, v.114, 2010, p.2229-2237.

Harper, Elizabeth B; Stella, John C; Fremier, Alexander K. "Global sensitivity analysis for complex ecological models: a case study of riparian cottonwood population dynamics" Ecological Applications, v.21(4), 2011, p.1225-1240.

Rowe, Penny M; Neshyba, Steven P; Cox, Christoper J; Walden, Von P "A responsivity-based criterion for accurate calibration of FTIR emission spectra: identification of in-band low-responsivity wavenumbers" Optics Express, v.19(7), 2011, p.5930-5941.

Spaete, LP; Glenn, N; Sankey, T; Derryberry, D; Mitchell, J; Hardegree, S "Vegetation and slope effects on accuracy of a LiDAR-derived DEM in the sagebrush steppe" Remote Sensing Letters, v.2, 2011, p.317-326.

Timkham, W; Huang, H; Smith, AMS; Shrestha, R; Falkowski, M; Hudak, AT; Link, T; Glenn, N; Marks, D "A comparison of two open source lidar surface filtering algorithms, Remote Sensing" Remote Sensing, v.3, 2011, p.638-649.

Mineau, M; Baxter, CV; Marcarelli, A "A non-native riparian tree (Elaeagnus angustifolia) changes nutrient dynamics in streams" Ecosystems, v.14, 2011, p.353-365.

Heath, J.A., Steenhof, K., Foster, M.A. "Shorter migration distances associated with higher winter temperatures suggest a mechanism for advancing nesting phenology of American kestrels Falco sparverious" Journal of Avian Biologin, v.43, 2012, p.376-384. doi:doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05595.x 

Cordero, E; Kessomkiat, W; Abatzoglou, J; Mauget, SA "Identification of Distinct Patterns in California Temperature Trends" Climatic Change, v., 2011, p..

Frazier, T.; Walker, M.; Kumara, A.; Thompson, C. "Opportunities and constraints to hazard mitigation planning" Applied Geography, v.40, 2013, p.52-60.

Abatzoglou,J "Influence of the PNA on Declining Mountain Snowpack in the Western United States" International Journal of Climatology, v., 2010, p.2137.

Leon, Arturo S.; Kanashiro, Elizabeth A.; Gonzalez-Castro, Juan A. "Fast Approach for Unsteady Flow Routing in Complex River Networks Based on Performance Graphs" JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE, v.139, 2013, p.284-295.

Kremens,R; Smith, AMS; Dickinson, M "Fire Metrology: current and future directions in physics-based measurements" Fire Ecology, v.6, 2010, p.13-35.

Eitel, K.B.; Hougham, R.J.; Miller, B.G.; Schon, J.; LaPaglia, K. "Upload/download: empowering students through technology-enabled problem-based learning" Science Scope, v.36, 2013, p.1.

Smith, AMS; Falkowski, MJ; Hudak, AT; Evans, JS; Robinson, A; Steele, CM "Comparing field and remote estimates of forest canopy cover" Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, v.35, 2009, p.447-459.

Magney, T.; Eitel, K.B.; Jansen, V.; Eitel, J.U.H.; Schon, J.; Rittenburg, B.; Vierling, L.A. "Keeping a (Digital) Eye on Nature's Clock: Students Use Digital Cameras to Monitor Plant Phenology" The Science Teacher, v.80, 2013, p.1.

Hudak, AT; Evans, JS; Smith, AMS "Review: LiDAR Utility for Natural Resource Managers" Remote Sensing, v.1, 2009, p.934-951.

Hernandez, J.E.; Gowda, P.H.; Marek, T.H.; Howell, T.A.; Ha, W. "Groundwater levels in northern texas high plains: baseline for existing agricultural management practices" Texas Water Journal, v.4, 2013, p.22-34. doi:2160-5319 

Evans, JS; Hudak, AT; Faux, R; Smith, AMS "Discrete Return lidar in Natural Resources: Recommendations for Project Planning, Data Processing, and Deliverables" Remote Sensing, v.1, 2009, p.776-794.

Kenyon, J.; Godfrey, B.; Eckwright, Gail Z. "Geospatial Data Curation at the University of Idaho" Journal of Web Librarianship, v.6, 2012, p.251-262. doi:10.1080/19322909.2012.729983 

Michaelis, Christopher D.; Ames, Daniel P. "Considerations for Implementing OGC WMS and WFS Specifications in a Desktop GIS" Journal of Geographic Information System, v.4, 2012, p.161-167. doi:10.4236/jgis.2012.42021 

Glenn, NF; Spaete, LP; Sankey, TT; Derryberry, DR; Hardegree, SP; Mitchell, JJ "Errors in LiDAR-derived shrub height and crown area on sloped terrain" JOURNAL OF ARID ENVIRONMENTS, v.75, 2011, p.377. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.11.00  View record at Web of Science

Garrity, SR; Eitel, JUH; Vierling, LA "Disentangling the relationships between plant pigments and the photochemical reflectance index reveals a new approach for remote estimation of carotenoid content" REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, v.115, 2011, p.628. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.10.00  View record at Web of Science

Hyatt, Olivia M.; Shulmeister, James; Evans, David J. A.; Thackray, Glenn D.; Rieser, Uwe "Sedimentology of a debris-rich, perhumid valley glacier margin in the Rakaia Valley, South Island, New Zealand" JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, v.27, 2012, p.699-712.

Crimmins, SM; Dobrowski, SZ; Greenberg, JA; Abatzoglou, JT; Mynsberge, AR "Changes in Climatic Water Balance Drive Downhill Shifts in Plant Species' Optimum Elevations" SCIENCE, v.331, 2011, p.324. doi:10.1126/science.119904  View record at Web of Science

Lloyd, Rebecca A.; Lohse, Kathleen A.; Ferre, T. P. A. "Influence of road reclamation techniques on forest ecosystem recovery" FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, v.11, 2013, p.75-81.

Gallo, Erika L.; Brooks, Paul D.; Lohse, Kathleen A.; McLain, Jean E. T. "Land cover controls on summer discharge and runoff solution chemistry of semi-arid urban catchments" JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, v.485, 2013, p.37-53.

Hyde, JC; Smith, AMS; Ottmar, RD; Alvarado, EC; Morgan, P "The combustion of sound and rotten coarse woody debris: a review" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, v.20, 2011, p.163. doi:10.1071/WF0911  View record at Web of Science

Bansal, S; Germino, MJ "Unique responses of respiration, growth, and non-structural carbohydrate storage in sink tissue of conifer seedlings to an elevation gradient at timberline" ENVIRONMENTAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, v.69, 2010, p.313. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2010.05.00  View record at Web of Science

Gallo, Erika L.; Lohse, Kathleen A.; Brooks, Paul D.; McIntosh, Jennifer C.; Meixner, Thomas; McLain, Jean E. T. "Quantifying the effects of stream channels on storm water quality in a semi-arid urban environment" JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, v.470, 2012, p.98-110.

Pfeifer, EM; Hicke, JA; Meddens, AJH "Observations and modeling of aboveground tree carbon stocks and fluxes following a bark beetle outbreak in the western United States" GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, v.17, 2011, p.339. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02226.  View record at Web of Science

Edburg, Steven L.; Hicke, Jeffrey A.; Brooks, Paul D.; Pendall, Elise G.; Ewers, Brent E.; Norton, Urszula; Gochis, David; Gutmann, Ethan D.; Meddens, Arjan J. H. "Cascading impacts of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on coupled biogeophysical and biogeochemical processes" FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, v.10, 2012, p.416-424.

Wipfli, MS; Baxter, CV "Linking Ecosystems, Food Webs, and Fish Production: Subsidies in Salmonid Watersheds" FISHERIES, v.35, 2010, p.373. View record at Web of Science

Malison, RL; Baxter, CV "The fire pulse: wildfire stimulates flux of aquatic prey to terrestrial habitats driving increases in riparian consumers" CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, v.67, 2010, p.570. doi:10.1139/F10-00  View record at Web of Science

Benjamin, J.R., F. Lepori, C.V. Baxter, and K.D. Fausch "Can replacement of native by non-native trout alter stream-riparian food webs?" Freshwater Biology, v.58, 2013, p.1694.

Bechtold, Heather A.; Marcarelli, Amy M.; Baxter, Colden V.; Inouye, Richard S. "Effects of N, P, and organic carbon on stream biofilm nutrient limitation and uptake in a semi-arid watershed" LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY, v.57, 2012, p.1544-1554.

Lohse, K.A., J. Sanderman, and R. Amundson "Identifying sources and processes influencing nitrogen export to a small stream using dual isotopes of nitrate" Water Resources Research, v.49, 2013, p.5715. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20439 

Davis, J. M.; Baxter, C. V.; Minshall, G. W.; Olson, N. F.; Tang, C.; Crosby, B. T. "Climate-induced shift in hydrological regime alters basal resource dynamics in a wilderness river ecosystem" FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, v.58, 2013, p.306-319.

Falkowski, MJ; Hudak, AT; Crookston, NL; Gessler, PE; Uebler, EH; Smith, AMS "Landscape-scale parameterization of a tree-level forest growth model: a k-nearest neighbor imputation approach incorporating LiDAR data" CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH-REVUE CANADIENNE DE RECHERCHE FORESTIERE, v.40, 2010, p.184. doi:10.1139/X09-18  View record at Web of Science

Sridhar, V; Hubbard, KG "Estimation of the Water Balance Using Observed Soil Water in the Nebraska Sandhills" JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING, v.15, 2010, p.70. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.000015  View record at Web of Science

Michell, J.J., Shrestha, R., Moore-Ellison, C., and Glenn, N.F. "Single and Multi-date Landsat Classifications of Basalt to Support Soil Survey Efforts" Remote Sensing, v.5, 2013, p.4857. doi:10.3390/rs5104857 

Bellmore, J. Ryan; Baxter, Colden V.; Martens, Kyle; Connolly, Patrick J. "The floodplain food web mosaic: a study of its importance to salmon and steelhead with implications for their recovery" ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, v.23, 2013, p.189-207.

Jin, Xin; Sridhar, Venkataramana "Impacts of Climate Change on Hydrology and Water Resources in the Boise and Spokane River Basins" JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION, v.48, 2012, p.197-220.

Fausch, KD; Baxter, CV; Murakami, M "Multiple stressors in north temperate streams: lessons from linked forest-stream ecosystems in northern Japan" FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, v.55, 2010, p.120. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02378.  View record at Web of Science

Ryu, Jae H.; Contor, Bryce; Johnson, Gary; Allen, Richard; Tracy, John "System Dynamics to Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Under Water Supply Uncertainty" JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION, v.48, 2012, p.1204-1220.

Neupane, S. and E.M. Yager "Numerical simulation of the impact of sediment supply and streamflow variations on channel grain sizes and Chinook salmon habitat in mountain drainage networks" Earth Surface Landforms and Processes, v.38, 2013, p.1822. doi:10.1002/esp.3426 

Stanaway, Daniel; Haggerty, Roy; Benner, Shawn; Flores, Alejandro; Feris, Kevin "Persistent Metal Contamination Limits Lotic Ecosystem Heterotrophic Metabolism after More Than 100 Years of Exposure: A Novel Application of the Resazurin Resorufin Smart Tracer" ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, v.46, 2012, p.9862-9871.

Luce, C.H., J.T. Abatzoglou, and Z.A. Holden "The Missing Mountain Water: Slower Westerlies Decrease Orographic Enhancement in the Pacific Northwest USA" Science, v.342, 2013, p.1360.

Perreault, Lauren M.; Yager, Elowyn M.; Aalto, Rolf "Application of 210Pbex inventories to measure net hillslope erosion at burned sites" EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, v.38, 2013, p.133-145.

Abatzoglou, J.T. and C.A. Kolden "Relationships between climate and macroscale area burned in the western United States" International Journal of Wildland Fire, v.22, 2013, p.1003. doi:10.1071/WF13019 

Rogers, Lauren A.; Schindler, Daniel E.; Lisi, Peter J.; Holtgrieve, Gordon W.; Leavitt, Peter R.; Bunting, Lynda; Finney, Bruce P.; Selbie, Daniel T.; Chen, Guangjie; Gregory-Eaves, Irene; Lisac, Mark J.; Walsh, Patrick B. "Centennial-scale fluctuations and regional complexity characterize Pacific salmon population dynamics over the past five centuries" PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v.110, 2013, p.1750-1755.

Siridhar, V; Wedin, DA "Hydrological behaviour of grasslands of the Sandhills of Nebraska: Water and energy-balance assessment from measurements, treatments, and modelling" ECOHYDROLOGY, v.2, 2009, p.195. doi:10.1002/eco.6  View record at Web of Science

Elbakidze L. and K. Cobourn "Economic Foundation for the Interdisciplinary Modeling of Water Resources under Climate Change" Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, v.152, 2013, p..

Sankey, Joel B.; Germino, Matthew J.; Benner, Shawn G.; Glenn, Nancy F.; Hoover, Amber N. "Transport of biologically important nutrients by wind in an eroding cold desert" AEOLIAN RESEARCH, v.7, 2012, p.17-27.

Bansal, S; Germino, MJ "Variation in ecophysiological properties among conifers at an ecotonal boundary: comparison of establishing seedlings and established adults at timberline" JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE, v.21, 2010, p.133. doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2009.01127.  View record at Web of Science

Sorensen, P.O, M. Germino, and K.P. Feris. "Microbial community responses to 17 years of altered precipitation are seasonally dependent and coupled to covarying efforts of water content on vegetation and soil C" Soil Biology and Biochemistry, v.64, 2013, p..

Stanaway, Daniel; Haggerty, Roy; Benner, Shawn; Flores, Alejandro; Feris, Kevin "Persistent Metal Contamination Limits Lotic Ecosystem Heterotrophic Metabolism after More Than 100 Years of Exposure: A Novel Application of the Resazurin Resorufin Smart Tracer" ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, v.46, 2012, p.9862-9871.

Brewer, N.W., Smith, A.M.S., Hatten, J.A., Higuera, P.E., Hudak, A.T., Ottmar, R.D., and Wade T. Tinkham "Fuel Moisture Influences on Fire-altered Carbon in Masticated Fuels: An Experimental Study" Journal of Geophysical Reseach, v.118, 2013, p.30. doi:10.1029/2012JG002079 

Prevey, JS; Germino, MJ; Huntly, NJ; Inouye, RS "Exotic plants increase and native plants decrease with loss of foundation species in sagebrush steppe" PLANT ECOLOGY, v.207, 2010, p.39. doi:10.1007/s11258-009-9652-  View record at Web of Science

Eitel, J.U.H, Vierling, L.A., and Magney, T. "A lightweight, low cost , autonomously operating terrestrial laser scanner for quantifying and monitoring ecosystem structural dynamics" Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, v.180, 2013, p.86.

Malison, RL; Benjamin, JR; Baxter, CV "Measuring adult insect emergence from streams: the influence of trap placement and a comparison with benthic sampling" JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN BENTHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, v.29, 2010, p.647. doi:10.1899/09-086.  View record at Web of Science

Roy, DP; Boschetti, L; Maier, SW; Smith, AMS "Field estimation of ash and char colour-lightness using a standard grey scale" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, v.19, 2010, p.698. doi:10.1071/WF0913  View record at Web of Science

Tinkham, W.T., Hoffman, C., Falkowski, M.J., Smith, A.M.S., Link, T.E, and Marshal, H-P. "A Methodology to Characterize Vertical Accuracies in Lidar-derived Productsat Landscape Scales" PE&RS, v.79, 2013, p.709.

Stratton, BT; Sridhar, V; Gribb, MM; McNamara, JP; Narasimhan, B "Modeling the Spatially Varying Water Balance Processes in a Semiarid Mountainous Watershed of Idaho1" JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION, v.45, 2009, p.1390. doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2009.00371.  View record at Web of Science

Ames, Daniel P.; Horsburgh, Jeffery S.; Cao, Yang; Kadlec, Jiri; Whiteaker, Timothy; Valentine, David "HydroDesktop: Web services-based software for hydrologic data discovery, download, visualization, and analysis" ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE, v.37, 2012, p.146-156.

Smith, Alistair M; Strand, Eva; Steele, Caiti M.; Garrity, Steve R; Falkowski, Michael J; Evans, Jeffrey S "Production of vegetation spatial-structure maps by per-object analysis of juniper encroachment in multi-temporal aerial photographs" Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, v.34, 2008, p.S269.

Sohrabi, Mohammad M.; Ryu, Jae H.; Abatzoglou, John; Tracy, John "Climate extreme and its linkage to regional drought over Idaho, USA" NATURAL HAZARDS, v.65, 2013, p.653-681.

Heward, H., Smith, A.M.S., Roy, D.P., Tinkham, W.T., Hoffman, C.M., Morgan P., and Lannom, K.O. "Is burn severity related to fire intensity? Observations from landscape scale remote sensing" Journal of Wildland Fire, v.22, 2013, p.910. doi:10.1071/WF12087 


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This Project Outcomes Report for the General Public is displayed verbatim as submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) for this award. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Report are those of the PI and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation; NSF has not approved or endorsed its content.

Idaho’s NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) project built scientific research capacity to enable Idaho’s universities to be leaders in basic research and education related to the effects of climate change on water resources and its connections to the environment, society, and the economy. This statewide project contributed to a strategic area of research in Idaho that has major significance for the state’s future prosperity.

The EPSCoR project supported complementary research on a highly managed river system (Snake River Basin) compared to a relatively unmanaged system (Salmon River Basin). By working together across the state and with others, the project expanded data collection, sharing, and analysis capabilities through instrumentation (such as environmental monitoring towers, other field equipment, and experimental facilities) and high-end computing and data management. It has resulted in: a better understanding of coupling between hydrology, ecology, and economics and policies; improved modeling of surface and groundwater; identification of long-term signals of ecological change in pristine river systems; techniques for collection and management of various data types from multiple disciplines, and knowledge about economic ramifications of increased climate variability.  

The RII project resulted in the addition of eleven new research-active professors to Idaho to help create a critical mass of expertise related to Water Resources in a Changing Climate. These scientists and engineers and EPSCoR-supported research teams bridged gaps between academic disciplines, fostered collaborative research, and made key contributions to new and existing regional research initiatives that are helping the U.S. to better manage land and water resources, including the USGS Pacific Northwest Climate Science Center, USDA Regional Approaches to Climate Change program, the Northwest Knowledge Network, the Hydrologic Information Systems, the Idaho LiDAR Consortium, a Western Tri-State Consortium of Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico, and other national Environmental Observatories.

EPSCoR investments resulted in a significant increase in the impact of Idaho’s research on the national scientific community. The number of RII-related scholarly publications doubled during the award and the rate at which others are citing the scholarly work of Idaho scientists in this project increased significantly. Idaho research data, including finer-scale climate projections and evapotranspiration data, have contributed to improving the usefulness of tools like Google Earth Engine, available to the public and research community worldwide. The RII also contributed to the development of education capacity, ranging from K-12 (promoted by the Idaho STEM Pipeline) to a new doctoral program in Geosciences at Idaho State University. This also has resulted in new, free tools and techniques to analyze the remote sensing data so commonly used by scientists and land managers alike.

In addition, more than 480 people, primarily faculty, students, and technical staff at Idaho’s universities and colleges gained expertise and research training. Water Resources in a Changing Climate research data and topics were incorporated into K-12 and community outreach activities to achieve broader impacts, and land managers benefited from regular interactions with researchers and access to new research data. The RII provided exceptional undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellow research training through research experiences and mentoring, strengthening their preparation for careers in science. It also doubled the participation of underrepresented minority students in EPSCoR and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities. More than 1,400 junior high and high school student and 300 te...

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